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Project INTrEPID

INTelligent systems for Energy Prosumer buildIngs at District level

INTelligent systems for Energy Prosumer buildIngs at District level

European Union

Advantic Sistemas y Servicios

WP Leader


Giuseppe Mauri


The INTrEPID project aims to develop technologies that will enable energy optimization of residential buildings, focusing initially on the optimal control of internal sub-systems within the Home Area Network, but then also providing adequate mechanisms for effective interaction with external world, including other buildings, local producers, or electricity distributors, enabling energy exchange capabilities at district level. These energy optimization objectives will be achieved in three complementary ways:

– developing advanced monitoring and diagnostics concepts. Systematic performance monitoring will ensure the achieved savings are sustained over long period of time without being degraded by deteriorated performance of both mechanical equipment and the monitoring and control system itself;

– developing supervisory control strategies that will be able to coordinate larger subsystems (heating, ventilation, air conditioning, lighting, renewable energy generation, thermal storage, etc.) and orchestrate operation of the numerous devices in such systems;

– supporting inter-building energy exchange. This brokerage agent will communicate directly with other buildings and local producers to negotiate possible use of the electricity produced locally in their premises. This mechanism will aim to increase interoperability of buildings and will address challenges related to deployment the future smart grid concepts and technologies.

The primary application domains are residential buildings. This will be expressed through a series of demonstrators in different countries, comprising experimental buildings, and private homes.

The INTrEPID consortium includes a significant involvement of large enterprises and SMEs from different sectors, including home automation equipment providers, smart appliances manufacturers, telecom operators and energy distributors.